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Organizing: I Give You Permission To Get Rid Of...
Organizing: I Give You Permission To Get Rid Of...

Today I give you permission to let go of:


  • Your retainer from 7th grade.
  • The 5 year backlog of magazines that you keeping meaning to read but never get around to.
  • Your son’s Kindergarten school newsletter from January, 2010.
  • Your ex-girlfriend’s brush in your medicine cabinet.
  • The little black dress that has never fit right.
  • Your super cute, expensive red heels that kill your feet.
  • The random screws and other hardware in your junk drawer that you have no idea what they go to.
  • Those ratty pairs of underwear.
  • The figurine collection that you stopped caring about 10 years ago but people keep giving to you.
  • Your guilt over not being able to help with the PTA events.
  • Toxic relationships whether they be with people or with things.
  • Books you've had for years but have never read.
  • Old computer hardware and software. It’s time to move on.
  • That expensive perfume that makes you sneeze.
  • Christmas cards from Christmases past.
  • The half burnt dusty candles on the bookcase.
  • The box of power cords that don’t belong to anything.
  • The duplicates of photos you had developed in the 80s and 90s.
  • The keepsakes from the man who broke your heart.
  • Your family’s once-favorite board game that is now missing pieces.
  • The old, disgusting cookie sheet that is impossible to get clean.
  • Craft supplies for crafts you no longer enjoy.
  • Anything that makes you feel bad about yourself .
  • Anything “fancy” like your wedding china that you never, ever use (or better yet use it and enjoy it!).
  • The expensive designer jacket you just had to have but that still has the tags on it years later.
  • Stuffed animals that are just super cute dust collectors.
  • The dust covers to your hard back books.
  • The one piece of a furniture set that you don’t use.
  • The trowel whose plastic handle was chewed by the dog.
  • Fabric that you now longer like.
  • Your sense of perfectionism. Good is good enough.
  • The hideous bridesmaid dress from your cousin’s wedding.
  • Knick-knacks that no longer mean anything to you.
  • The gifts from your mother-in-law who has never understood your sense of style.


What items do you have that you need permission to get rid of?


I hereby give you permission to get rid of these 34 things.



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Andi Willis is a Home and Photo Organizing Expert and the owner of Good Life Organizing based in Perry, GA.  She is a Professional Organizer who loves to help people find creative solutions to organize their homes and simplify their lives. Andi can help you get past the clutter and get on with your life! 


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